Where is the line between hobby and craft… and obsession?
I think most podcasts start out as little hobbies, and then they can grow, sometimes without us even realizing it’s happening. Shane Waters, of the Out of the Shadows podcast, has been doing this a lot longer than I have, so I’ll let him decide exactly where he falls on that spectrum. I kind of suspect that, just lately, what it all means to him might have changed, seeing as how he has found a way to pull national attention to a previously ignored SERIAL KILLER. Kind of a big deal, you know?
He might argue that he’s just one piece of the puzzle, and it’s true that a high school sociology class and an inspirational teacher helped aim that light that Shane first started shining. But he’s one of the nicest people I have ever met, so I’m not sure he would willingly admit just how important his efforts have been.
Come for the splashy, serial killer intensity. Stay for the genuine empathy and concern.
The full press conference is on YouTube, and a much fuller, more nuanced story can be heard on Out of the Shadows. While you’re wandering around, check out my friends at Occultae Veritatis and Bicker Bots.